Paltry and Slight


Paltry adjective - So small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention.
Usage example: wanted me to sell him my old records for a paltry sum

Slight is a synonym for paltry in insignificant topic. In some cases you can use "Slight" instead an adjective "Paltry", when it comes to topics like size, poor.

Nearby Word: paltriness


Slight adjective - Lacking importance.
Usage example: a slight comedy that did nothing to further her career

Paltry is a synonym for slight in insignificant topic. You can use "Paltry" instead an adjective "Slight", if it concerns topics such as property, size, small, minor.

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